Chaodong Tong


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Improving Natural Language Understanding by Reverse Mapping Bytepair Encoding
Chaodong Tong | Huailiang Peng | Qiong Dai | Lei Jiang | Jianghua Huang
Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL)

We propose a method called reverse mapping bytepair encoding, which maps named-entity information and other word-level linguistic features back to subwords during the encoding procedure of bytepair encoding (BPE). We employ this method to the Generative Pre-trained Transformer (OpenAI GPT) by adding a weighted linear layer after the embedding layer. We also propose a new model architecture named as the multi-channel separate transformer to employ a training process without parameter-sharing. Evaluation on Stories Cloze, RTE, SciTail and SST-2 datasets demonstrates the effectiveness of our approach.